From one of the authors of the influential bestseller The South Was Right! comes Myths of American Slavery —an unbiased history of one of the most controversial institutions effecting the United States. Armed with an open mind and a wealth of historical sources, Kennedy tackles the most common misconceptions and misrepresentations about slavery in America. Indeed, one of the first issues Kennedy addresses is the extent to which slavery flourished and persisted throughout North America, not just in the Southern states. He also reveals how New Englanders, despite their contemporary reputation as uniform abolitionists, really treated slaves, before and after emancipation. Other topics include indentured servitude; biblical, Christian, and moral arguments regarding slavery; and how slavery relates to modern race discrimination. Far from defending the unjust practice of human slavery, Mr. Kennedy calls for and contributes to a clear-eyed examination of this ancient, and regrettably ongoing, worldwide injustice.
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